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Learning in 140 Characters:Microblogging for professional learning         amongst educators                              ...
Which describe you?1.   Social networking is for the birds2.   I dabble with social networking3.   I tweet, therefore I am...
Microblogging:• A form of social  networking• Say what you’re doing  in 140 characters• Share thoughts, ideas,  resources•...
Get the T-Shirt at http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html
Social networking is not new
What’s new are the tools
which have enabled new patterns of networking –            across distance and time
which have enabled new ways of learning
Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6), p. 15)
What is a PLN?• Collection of people  who contribute to your  learning• A global network• Available anytime,  anywhere• Co...
Why is a PLN valuable?• It’s there anytime you  want it.• It’s anywhere you are.• Connect with peers  worldwide.• Connect ...
My PLN   Facebook             Ning      240                5                               LinkedIn              Twitter  ...
Evolution of Twitter                                                           Who                                        ...
Sharing a curationSharing a blog postSharing a reportSelf indulgenceSharing a thought
Harness the power of microblogging    Some responses to a callout to the Twitterverse:
Conference back channel
In schoolsSydney Opera House broadcasts Shakespeare live to students inPort Macquarie and they tweet questions/comments
Hashtag meetupshttp://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2009/07/30/what-is-edchat/
Professional learning is changing
Thanks – questions & comments  cskyring@learntel.com.au        @carolskyring
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Learning in 140 Characters: Microblogging for professional learning amongst educators

  1. 1. Learning in 140 Characters:Microblogging for professional learning amongst educators Carol Skyring LearnTel @carolskyring carolskyring.com http://flic.kr/p/5uhL7d
  2. 2. Which describe you?1. Social networking is for the birds2. I dabble with social networking3. I tweet, therefore I am4. I have a PLN5. I’d have a PLN if I knew what it was
  3. 3. Microblogging:• A form of social networking• Say what you’re doing in 140 characters• Share thoughts, ideas, resources• Ask for help
  4. 4. Get the T-Shirt at http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html
  5. 5. Social networking is not new
  6. 6. What’s new are the tools
  7. 7. which have enabled new patterns of networking – across distance and time
  8. 8. which have enabled new ways of learning
  9. 9. Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6), p. 15)
  10. 10. What is a PLN?• Collection of people who contribute to your learning• A global network• Available anytime, anywhere• Connected virtually http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832591/
  11. 11. Why is a PLN valuable?• It’s there anytime you want it.• It’s anywhere you are.• Connect with peers worldwide.• Connect with experts.• Harness the collective intelligence.
  12. 12. My PLN Facebook Ning 240 5 LinkedIn Twitter 350 769Plurk 248 G+ 192
  13. 13. Evolution of Twitter Who can You might help? find this useful Let me sell you Oh look… this…… celebrities I’m having coffee withHello Mumworld
  14. 14. Sharing a curationSharing a blog postSharing a reportSelf indulgenceSharing a thought
  15. 15. Harness the power of microblogging Some responses to a callout to the Twitterverse:
  16. 16. Conference back channel
  17. 17. In schoolsSydney Opera House broadcasts Shakespeare live to students inPort Macquarie and they tweet questions/comments
  18. 18. Hashtag meetupshttp://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2009/07/30/what-is-edchat/
  19. 19. Professional learning is changing
  20. 20. Thanks – questions & comments cskyring@learntel.com.au @carolskyring

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